The epitome of the classic gentleman is and will always be Cary Grant. No one wore a tux like him, no one could charm the socks off of the world like him and no leading man has ever come close to his effortless elegance — sorry Clooney. And for that very reason, there are no Cary Grant films on this list of Essential Viewing for the Fashionable Man.
Though colorful in aesthetic, photographer Greg Kadel has brought to mind the sophisticated, if not lightly somber, mood of the 1960s set of A Single Man. In a house modern and patterns wild, Patricia van der Vliet keeps her composure in bold shapes from the likes of Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Givenchy and Celine for the October 2011 issue of Vogue Spain. Styled by Havana Laffitte, pattern on pattern action reigns supreme in The Print Life.
Though no stranger to caking his face in a little — or a lot of — make-up, Tom Ford wouldn’t be caught dead in drag. While extolling his love of cosmetics to the Daily Telegraph, Ford noted: ”I was never drawn to walking in women’s shoes that’s maybe why some of them hurt. I never had a desire to wear the clothes. I’m probably the only man in England who doesn’t want to dress in drag. But make-up? That I’m serious about.” Whatever happened to taking one for the team, Tender?
In the surprisingly personal documentary, Visionaires: Tom Ford, set to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 24th, the notoriously private designer opens up about death (he could take it or leave it at this point), leaving Gucci, mid-life crises, excessive hygiene (he bathes 3-5 times a day) and his return to womenswear. Leave it to Oprah to not only remove the mask but burn that bitch to the ground.
Jon Kortajarena possesses the type of beauty that comes along but once in a queer moon. Brooding, quirky, quixotic but distinctively male. With that heavy brow, those angular cheekbones, that pompadour puff of hair, those pouty lips and lithe frame iit’s no wonder Tom Ford cast him as the intriguing drifter that entrances Colin Firth in A Single Man; or that he later cast him as the impeccable face of his eponymous menswear and eyewear lines. And it’s no wonder that he has been my favorite male model for the past two years (with an occasional dalliance with Simon Nessman). Beauty, thy first name is Jon and thy last name is, well… unpronounceable. Hint: (Kor-ta-ha-ray-na)
I have always thought that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has this really understated attractiveness like the boy next door except more artistic. Not only does he take the cover of Details but he also poses for a spread that reminds me of Tom Ford’s A Single Man. Keep reading for full spread…
We may not like Tom Ford’s eyewear ads, but we do love his lipsticks and, more importantly, his movies. Or, movie, as the case may be. Luckily for us, London’s Evening Standard has just confirmed with the designer himself that a second film is in the works.
Ford wrote and directed 2009’s “A Single Man” which starred Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult — who not so coincidentally stars in those terrifying ads we were talking about — and Colin Firth, who earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the central character.
Ford let the big news slip at the unveiling of Diane von Furstenberg’s suites at Claridge’s — the same party where Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow palled it up for the cameras — though he kept mum on any of the details. “I’m not telling you anything about it,” he told the Standard.
Nicholas Hoult is an English actor who starred in About A Boy, E4’s cult teen series Skins and, most recently, in Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man and the upcoming Clash of the Titans, has been made the NSPCC’s first ambassador for children and young people, encouraging young people to get in touch with ChildLine by phone on 0800 1111 or online to talk about their problems. Nicholas has also been nominated for a BAFTA Rising Star Award, the award for an actor or actress set for great things.